Today, officials from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and representatives from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), and the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay (Alliance) are in the field meeting with dairy farmers in Pennsylvania and key corporate partners to discuss collaborative efforts that support local dairy farmers by promoting healthy farms, clean water, and other environmental benefits.

The group tours Central Manor Dairy in Lancaster County Pennsylvania. Central Manor is a Land O’ Lakes member owner farm supplying milk to the Hershey Company.

EPA National Agriculture Advisor Rod Snyder and EPA Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator Adam Ortiz are marking National Agriculture Week with today’s tours of dairy farms and corporate facilities to highlight successful partnerships for producing food in ways that benefit the farm and the environment, including local waters and the Chesapeake Bay.

Derek Frey of Turkey Hill leads a tour of Turkey Hill Dairy in Lancaster County, PA.

“It’s important for EPA to be in the field to see firsthand how these partnerships provide the resources farmers need to continue their environmental conservation work,” said EPA Regional Administrator Ortiz.  “Working together with our corporate and non-profit partners, we can continue to build on this innovative approach.”

EPA Officials Adam Ortiz and Rod Snyder walk through a field at Central Manor Dairy in Lancaster County Pennsylvania.

Click here to download the full press release, including quotes from all partners and a folder of full-resolution images with informative descriptions and videos featuring the work done through the Alliance’s corporate collaboration work.